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Chitose, Hokkaido
Ways to Experience Lake Shikotsu
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The trees around the lake change to yellow red and some are green ,so beautiful! And so peaceful because no shops around only few hotels.

1  Thank nsinghakowinta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes. It has great scenery. It is no doubt. But if have (or rent) no car, thrn think twice. There is only one bus in a hour(or two hours) from/to chitose airport. You might need to spend a day for this because of poor public...More

Thank cheetahmanX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sparkling icy cold lake which was beautiful to look at during the hours we were there. Sadly because of the tornado and earthquake much of the woodland walk was out of bounds. Ghastly swan pedalo boats to ride or a more sedate ride on a...More

Thank ros m
Reviewed 1 September 2018

If you are riding or driving, this gorgeous lake is worth the drive. Suggest bring picnic lunch, the views are spectacular and the drive is easy. Spring, summer, good, fall the best. Winter depends on weather. You will not be disappointed.

Thank MJonesPE
Reviewed 14 August 2018

In the film Howl's Moving Castle, Sophie went to a lake in the half-snow-covered mountains, which looked just like one of the lakes in the Alps. She washed a lot of clothes, and aired them with the help of Markl and Turnip Head. And then...More

1  Thank Kwakaku
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We spent a nice night at a small guesthouse type hotel. There are beautiful walks and harder mountain trails all around the lake. We were surprised and really enjoyed our 2 days. You can rent paddle boats, waterbikes and kayaks.

Thank ScambusterSZ
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

After a first massive eruptions thousands of years ago that formed this large volcanic lake 3 other eruptions along the same fault line created 3 other craters of different ages. Some great hikes and a fun waterfront area for lunch/drink. Good parking and access. Just...More

1  Thank Lonestarbc
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Shikotsu is currently the cleanest lake in Hokkaido. Rainbow trout are raised here and currently eggs are being taken down to re-populate Fukushima. (You can fish in Hokkaido without a license). There are some great little cafes, spas, little eateries, and in winter the ice...More

Thank kate s
Reviewed 15 June 2018

It was a 5 minute drive to the lake-front from the serene Kyukumura Shikotsu resort where we had spent the night. The sun was ablaze when we arrived at the lake at mid-morning. The brilliant hues of the azaleas framed the cool azure of the...More

Thank Sidrian2
Reviewed 1 April 2018

You will see a place of absolute white. Everywhere is blanketed in fog and snow. The place will be best if the Putonghua-speaking people can lower their voice.

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2 October 2018|
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Response from ScambusterSZ | Reviewed this property |
The roads are fine. Only the area south of Chitose near to the epicenter was affected.
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23 July 2018|
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Response from Kumasan4989 | Reviewed this property |
Please search Shikotsuko Onsen Ryokan Association Official website and select language, click "access" I can't send address dut to regulation of Tripadvicer.
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21 June 2018|
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Response from Fei L | Reviewed this property |
There is public bus going there. Check online or go to tourist center to get information.